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hospital readmission


April 16, 2014  3:15 PM

Automated software not ready to reduce hospital readmissions

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ACO, Affordable Care Act, hospital readmission

Automated systems that predict hospital readmissions are in the works – but are not yet ready for deployment, according to several recent studies. Some systems show promise, as the U.S. healthcare system refines progressively more precise metrics to predict what causes readmissions. Authors of a...

December 27, 2011  1:19 PM

Issuing patient discharge summary drops odds of hospital readmission

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
hospital readmission, personal health records

Philadelphia-area hospitals participating in a patient readmission study saw a 7% drop in 30-day, same-facility readmissions if they provided a patient discharge summary complete with data pulled from an electronic health record (EHR) system. For the 18 participating hospitals, this amounted to 400...


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